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Neveen S Gadallah, Ahmed M Soliman, Hathal M Al Dhafer
The genus Eucremastus Szépligeti, 1905 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Cremastinae) is recorded for the first time for the Arabian Peninsula from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The present study is based on specimens collected from Al-Khararah, Rawdhat Al-Harmalyiah, Rawdhat Al-Sabalh, Rawdhat Farshet Sheaal and Wadi Ghaihab (Riyadh region, Central of Saudi Arabia). Three new species, E. arabicus Gadallah & Soliman, E. flavus Gadallah & Soliman and E. rufoantennalis Gadallah & Soliman are described and illustrated...
January 9, 2017: Zootaxa
M A Adaili, A G Mohamed, H Alkhashan
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between overweight/obesity and future academic performance among high-school students in Saudi Arabia. This was a retrospective cohort study of 257 12th grade female students in Alabna (Ministry of Defence) high schools in Riyadh during 2013/14. Overweight/obesity was based on weight and height at 10th grade. Decline in academic performance was defined as a reduction by > 1 standard deviation in marks between 10th and 12th grades. One hundred and five students were overweight/obese and 30 had declined academic performance...
February 1, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
Thamer Nouh, Shirin Anil, Alaa Alanazi, Walaa Al-Shehri, Njoud Alfaisal, Basma Alfaris, Ebtihal Alamer
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between the learning environment and academic performance at medical colleges. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted in four medical colleges in 2014 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Online questionnaire was sent to final year medical students. It included demographic profile, the last Grade Point Average, and the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure. Data was analysed using SPSS 17. RESULTS: Of the 423 students who were sent the online form, 261(61...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Ahmed Raza, Ibrahim M Al-Shahwan, Omer A Abdalla, Mohammed A Al-Saleh, Mahmoud A Amer
A survey was conducted to determine the status of Lucerne transient streak virus (LTSV) in three high-yielding alfalfa regions in central Saudi Arabia (Riyadh, Qassim, and Hail) during 2014. Three hundred and eight symptomatic alfalfa, and seven Sonchus oleraceus samples were collected. DAS-ELISA indicated that 59 of these samples were positive to LTSV. Two isolates of LTSV from each region were selected for molecular studies. RT-PCR confirmed the presence of LTSV in the selected samples using a specific primer pair...
February 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
Mosleh Jabari, Hassan Al-Shehri, Abdullah Al-Faris, Mohammed Al-Sayed, Fahd Algaeed, Nasser Al-Sobaie, Fawaz Al-Saleh
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) use among athletes and examine the extent of their knowledge on the effects of AAS in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at gyms in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during 2015. In total 600 athletes from three gyms participated in the study. The study included Saudi and non-Saudi athletes chosen by the simple random sampling method. A self-reported questionnaire was used for data collection...
December 2016: Electronic Physician
Hassan Al-Shehri, Bader H Al-Mogheer, Talal H Al-Sawyan, Abdulaziz Badr Abualalaa, Omar Ahmed Jarrah, Mosleh Jabari, Abdullah Al-Faris
INTRODUCTION: The infantile colic is a difficult experience met by parents in the first few months of an infant's life. This may lead to increased discomfort for infants as well as psychological distress for mothers. This study aimed at assessing the baseline knowledge of mothers in Saudi Arabia about infantile colic mainly in regard to the etiology and management. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a questionnaire was distributed among mothers in six primary healthcare centers (PHCC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during their visit for immunization clinics in 2016...
December 2016: Electronic Physician
Sulaiman A Alshammari, Mishal A AlShowair, Abdulmalik AlRuhaim
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, studies have shown a high prevalence of hormones and nutritional supplement use by athletes and gym members. Many athletes consume unproven, potentially harmful or even banned supplements. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of the use of hormones and nutritional supplements by people who exercise in gyms in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the types of supplements they most commonly use and to obtain a general view of the main reasons for using these enhancements...
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Sharafaldeen Bin Nafisah, Salahaldin Bin Nafesa, Aliyah H Alamery, Mazen A Alhumaid, Haitham M AlMuhaidib, Fahad A Al-Eidan
Antibiotics over-consumption is a pandemic that has a tremendous cost on the overwhelmed healthcare system. The accessibility of antibiotics coupled with the misconception of public toward those drugs both of which implicated in the use and misuse of antibiotics. The aim of this study was to investigate the perception of the community toward antibiotics, its purpose and harmfulness, in addition to the accessibility of those drugs as over the counter and without prescriptions. We also investigated the behavior toward antibiotic prescriptions when perceived unnecessary...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
M O Alshabanah, Mohamed Hegazy, Belal Moftah, Mohammad Shabanah
METHODS AND MATERIALS: Treatment plans were generated for 5 post mastectomy left sided breast cancer patients treated at king Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, comparing three-dimensional technique with the HT planning. The prescribed dose was 50 Gy in 25 fractions; the planning target volume (chest wall and nodal volumes) was contoured according to RTOG atlas and the heart, lungs, spinal cord and contralateral breast were contoured as Organs at Risks (OARs)...
February 1, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
Ghadah Alfaqeeh, Erica J Cook, Gurch Randhawa, Nasreen Ali
BACKGROUND: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has seen an increase in chronic diseases. International evidence suggests that early intervention is the best approach to reduce the burden of chronic disease. However, the limited research available suggests that health care access remains unequal, with rural populations having the poorest access to and utilisation of primary health care centres and, consequently, the poorest health outcomes. This study aimed to examine the factors influencing the access to and utilisation of primary health care centres in urban and rural areas of Riyadh province of the KSA...
February 2, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
Kyle Shaak, Riyadh Lafta, Barclay T Stewart, Thomas R Fowler, Sahar A Esa Al-Shatari, Gilbert Burnham, Megan Cherewick, Sherry M Wren, Reinou S Groen, Adam L Kushner
OBJECTIVE: To examine sex differences in injury mechanisms, injury-related death, injury-related disability, and associated financial consequences in Baghdad since the 2003 invasion of Iraq to inform prevention initiatives, health policy, and relief planning. BACKGROUND: Reliable estimates of injury burden among civilians during conflict are lacking, particularly among vulnerable subpopulations, such as women. METHODS: A 2-stage, cluster randomized, community-based household survey was conducted in May 2014 to determine the civilian burden of injury in Baghdad since 2003...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Surgery
Farid Alzhrani, Mohammad M Mokhatrish, Murad O Al-Momani, Hassan Alshehri, Abdulrahman Hagr, Soha N Garadat
BACKGROUND: Otosclerosis is a common cause of progressive hearing impairment that causes fixation of the stapes. Surgical intervention is the preferred treatment approach to ameliorate the conductive hearing loss associated with stapedial otosclerosis. However, given that it is a difficult and delicate procedure, the surgery may fail for a number of reasons. Therefore, it is very important to evaluate the success rate of the surgical approach used in each regional center. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of stapedotomy in improving hearing sensitivity for otosclerotic patients at King Abdul Aziz University Hospital in Riyadh...
January 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Abdullah Alrogy, Abduallah Dirar, Waleed Alrogy, Hana Fakhoury, Ali Hajeer
BACKGROUND: The genetic association between human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1 alleles and the risk of development of autoantibodies has been investigated, but there are few studies from the Gulf region. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between the HLA-DRB1 shared epitope and the risk for development of autoantibodies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in a Saudi population. DESIGN: Analytical cross-sectional study. SETTING: Tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
January 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Suliman Alghnam, Muhamad Alkelya, Moath Alfraidy, Khalid Al-Bedah, Ibrahim Tawfiq Albabtain, Omar Alshenqeety
BACKGROUND: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the third leading cause of death in Saudi Arabia. Because speed is a major risk factor for severe crash-related injuries, a camera ticketing system was implemented countrywide in mid-2010 by the traffic police in an effort to improve traffic safety. There are no published studies on the effects of the system in Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVE: To examine injury severity and associated mortality at a large trauma center before and after the implementation of the ticketing system...
January 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Ashraf Mohamed Ali Mashaly
A main objective of the study is the establishment of a forensic entomological database for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Decomposition processes and beetle succession were analysed on rabbit carcasses in three different habitats (agricultural, desert and urban) in the period from May to July 2014. Due to the effects of the high temperature at the study sites, carrion reached the dry stage within 12 days in the agricultural habitat, and 6 days in the desert and urban habitats. A total of 125 beetles belonging to eight species and five families were collected during the decaying process, with their abundances increasing from the fresh to decay stages...
February 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
H Mahmoud, H Qannam, D Zbogar, B Mortenson
OBJECTIVES: (1) To describe functional status, length of stay (LOS) and time to rehabilitation admission trends. (2) To identify independent predictors of motor function following rehabilitation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Spinal injury rehabilitation unit at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: From chart review of 312 traumatic and 106 nontraumatic adult patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) we extracted information on time from injury to rehabilitation admission, rehabilitation LOS, Functional Independence Measure (FIM) motor score (admission and discharge), American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) grade and demographics...
January 31, 2017: Spinal Cord
Fawzia E Alotaibi, Elham E Bukhari
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are a major and emerging hospital-acquired pathogen associated with high mortality, particularly among the critically ill and Intensive Care Units (ICUs) patients. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and demographic and clinical characteristics of VRE among patients admitted to a university hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A study was conducted during the period from September 2014 to November 2015 at King Khalid University Hospital, a tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, including in-patients with VRE infection...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
Mohamad A Al-Tannir, Samer Y Kobrosly, Nahid K Elbakri, Amani K Abu-Shaheen
To identify the prevalence and predictors of physical exercise among nurses. Methods: This study was conducted at 2 hospitals selected randomly from tertiary hospitals in King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon in 2014. The study included nurses with at least one year of nursing experience. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire was divided into 2 sections, one covering the respondents' demographics, and the other one assessing the prevalence and the characteristics of physical exercise...
February 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
Sakher AlQahtani, Alemad Kawthar, Ayman AlAraik, Ahmad AlShalan
: Teeth plays a major role in forensic sciences especially in age assessment of an individual, which can be used to aid in criminal or civil matters. The importance of teeth comes from their ability to survive inhumation well and because they are hardly affected by exogenous and endogenous factors. Third molars are the only teeth still developing after the age of 14 years and during the legal age of adulthood, which is 18 years. The consequences of criminal violation can strongly affect the individual's life, it is important to set different parameters to decide whether an individual is a minor or an adult in the absence of documents...
January 11, 2017: Forensic Science International
Nasser M Al-Daghri, Ibrahim Aziz, Sobhy Yakout, Naji J Aljohani, Yousef Al-Saleh, Osama E Amer, Eman Sheshah, Ghaida Zakaria Younis, Fahad Badr M Al-Badr
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is an important metabolic bone disease characterized by rapid bone loss occurring in the postmenopausal period. Recently, the most prevalent form of clinically significant osteopenia and osteoporosis involves various inflammatory conditions. The aim of the study is to evaluate the association between proinflammatory markers (interleukin [IL]-1β, IL-6, TNF-α) with bone turnover markers (BTMs) in postmenopausal Saudi women with and without osteoporosis. A total of 200 postmenopausal Saudi women ≥50 years old, 100 with osteoporosis and 100 without osteoporosis (control) were recruited under the supervision of qualified physicians in King Salman Hospital and King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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